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Live Music

Portland Cello Project

When: Sat., Feb. 28, 9 p.m. 2015

For almost 10 years, the pack of cellists known as the Portland Cello Project have been upholding their three-fold mission statement: 1. Bring cello to all the places (they've played in venues ranging from traditional venues to sports bars); 2. Play all the music (they cover classical and modern alike) on the cello; 3. Collaborate with all the people. That final goal was doubly accomplished on the Portland Cello Project's latest project, a 12-song album titled to e.s., released in December and dedicated to the late singer-songwriter and fellow Portland, Ore., dweller Elliott Smith. The band started work on the album in 2013—the 10th anniversary of Smith's death—and the result features instrumental covers of six songs by Smith—"Needle in the Hay," "Everything Means Nothing to Me" and more—as well as original pieces that were inspired by his work and written by contemporary composers. (Kolbie Stonehocker)

Price: $17